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Both Windows Media Player and iTunes have key commands for adjusting volume up or down making it easy to keep your hands hovering over the keyboard. Windows Media Player uses F10 for up and F9 for down, while the iTunes volume controls are Ctrl+Up Arrow and Ctrl+Down Arrow. In either case, you need the application to have focus on your desktop in order to make the shift. iVol gives you control over the system volume from the scroll wheel of your mouse. The volume control supports direct adjustment or requires the use of a hotkey in combination with the wheel. Hold down the Shift key and scroll the volume up or down. Use Alt with the scroll wheel to control a specific system volume, like Line In, CD Player, Wave, Microphone or any of the other potential sound sources supported by your sound card. One of the things I really like about this configuration is the ability to modify the volume increments so you can make volume adjustments on a more incremental level. You do need a scroll wheel mouse to make this work, so if you haven’t already discovered the joy of scrolling, here’s another excuse. [Windows 9x/2k/XP $0.00]